Friends Magazine Newsletter

March/April Edition

Introduction

Hello girls! Once again, we are doing a combo newsletter for March and April. It just has gotten so busy for all of us! We have now decided to start doing combo newsletters. It saves us a bunch of time to work on other things for Friends magazine, too. Combo month newsletters also have more in them than just one newsletter each month that does not have as much information.


In our March/April Newsletter, boy do we have a lot!!! We will have Mary Grace and President, YouTube Videos/Channels, and even a Recipe Section (Cook Corner) that we will now be adding to our newsletters! Apart from that, we also have our normal information. Enjoy!

CRISIS

Yes, you heard it! We are experiencing a Friends Magazine crisis. The Friends Magazine is LOST. It may have gotten lost in the mail, or lost at somebody's house, but it is still lost either way. It has been lost for several months now, and we can't continue this fun "business" if we don't have the actual magazine. If it doesn't show up, we might have to shut Friends Magazine down. *Tear* If you have any information or have seen the Friends Magazine somewhere, please email Friends Magazine immediately. Our email is: friendsmagazine12@gmail.com. Please!

YouTube Videos/Channels

Bored? Check out these family appropriate YouTube videos and channels!


Videos

  • Charlie Bit My Finger
  • Sweet Brown
  • I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy 2013


Channels

  • Cute Girls Hairstyles -- recommended (Tutorials for Girls' Hairstyles)
  • Rainbow Dash Tardis (Random Videos)
  • Brooklyn and Bailey -- recommended (Tutorials, Random)
  • Bethany Mota (Tutorials)
  • Show Me Cute -- recommended (Tutorials)
  • Lilith Moon (Tutorials for Womens' Hairstyles)


Hopefully you enjoy these videos/channels as much as we do!

Cook Corner

Welcome to the Cook Corner! Here's what we're cooking up:


Chunky Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies (makes about 16 servings)


What you'll need:


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Another cup of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 more eggs
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt



Let's Get Started!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. Combine cream cheese with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 egg in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth. Stir 1 cup of the chocolate chips into the cream cheese mixture. Set aside.
  3. Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat off, and set a heatproof mixing bowl over the water. In the mixing bowl, combine butter with the remaining cup of chocolate chips; stir until just melted and blended together. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 2 eggs, then sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into chocolate until evenly blended.
  4. Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the chocolate layer. Top with remaining chocolate mixture (this doesn't need to completely cover the cream cheese layer). Using a knife, swirl the top chocolate layer into the cream cheese to make a marble pattern.
  5. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is crinkled and edges pull away from sides of the pan. Cool thoroughly. Cut into 12 to 16 squares. Store in the refrigerator or freeze.


Enjoy!

Courtesy of www.allrecipes.com.

Mary Grace and President

As we have already told you, Mary Grace Lorino, our past president, has resigned. We will miss her! In case you haven't already, please read the information included:



Job Opening!

Remember that sad email that we sent out to you saying that Mary Grace Lorino could not be Friends Magazine President anymore? Well, good news for the people waiting to be President!

If you are one of those people, all you have to do is send an email with the subject:

I WANT TO BE PRESIDENT. In the email, you can say what you’re good at, and what you want to do better with Friends Magazine. We will choose which we think has the best email, and that lucky person will be President! Once you’re President, we will send you all of the information for the job. Email us by May 1st. Good luck!

Still in the Loop?

Once again, if you haven't already, please read the following information:


Still in the Loop?

Please answer these questions thoughtfully and honestly below. Email the answers- completely filled out. This survey gives us some information to see who still participates in our Fan Club for Friends Magazine. If you don’t reply, we will assume that you don’t participate with us anymore. The deadline is May 1st. Thanks!

· Do you feel that we offer a lot in our Fan Club?

· If not, what more do you think we should do?

· Do you read the newsletters?

· Do you offer input and ideas in to Friends Magazine?

· Have you invited any friends to join the Fan Club?

· Have you seen the actual Friends Magazine?

Any Suggestions?

Are you having any problems with Friends Magazine? Questions, concerns, or comments? Just email friendsmagazine12@gmail.com and we will be delighted to help you!

Have a friend that you want to invite to join Friends Magazine?

Do you have a friend or family member that you want to invite to join the Friends Magazine Fan Club? We would love to have them! All you have to do is email us at friendsmagazine12@gmail.com to tell us about this new person and we will send you a Friends Magazine Fan Club Sign-Up Sheet to give to that person! Just remember to send back the sign-up sheet to one of us Managers. We will put in their information in our email contacts list and they will be a part of our fan club!

Friends Magazine Blog

Be sure to also visit www.friendsmagazineblog.com! Join the conversation, post pictures, and more on the blog! Just in case parents are skeptical, you can only communicate with the people in the Friends Magazine Fan Club. Don't worry! You can't communicate with random people on the Internet!


A thanks to Ann Inskeep for making the blog possible.

Think you missed a newsletter?

Oh no! I think I missed a newsletter! you may be thinking. Well, that's okay! We can help you! All you have to do is email Friends Magazine at friendsmagazine12@gmail.com. We will send you an email telling you how to get into the Friends Magazine Smore account so you can see the past newsletters.

Thank You

As we always like to do at the end of every newsletter, we thank you for making Friends Magazine possible. Without you, this wouldn't even exist! Again, thank you to the Managers, too. Thanks for taking the time out of your day to read this newsletter!